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#696 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [pekelvr]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:23 pm)
I own a 2008 Corolla S and think it should be part of the pedal recall. There has been times when I would lightly step on the accelorator and the car would jerk to an acceloration. So I feel your pain, Toyota should make good on their vehicles as its not the consumers fault they poorly assembled their vehicles to cut costs. What ever happened to "in good faith" that obviously flew out the window with Toyota in the last few years.
#697 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [floridaminnie]
Feb 19, 2010 (4:46 pm)
A gas pedal issue isn't going to make the car wear out prematurely !
#698 of 1009 Corolla reverse acceleration
Feb 19, 2010 (6:39 pm)
Be aware - Corolla in reverse acceleration
I bought the 2010 corolla in July first week, 2009. Last week I received an email stating that my car fall under the new A0A call back and gave my car for servicing on Feb 12th. Reached home around 4:30 pm after the fix, parked in my drive way. After a minute, I was reversing the car from my drive way on to the road, the car reached almost to the road, now the car started reverse acceleration by itself, took a U-turn (as my steering wheel is turned left) and hit a small tree in front of my house and stopped. The tree stem is stuck under the car, hence the car was stopped. if there is no tree, the car would have hit my house. The acceleration was so fast, and my leg was on the brake pushing hard, but still no use. This happened more than a week and Toyota and service center are sitting all these days and the response is very poor.
Please let me know if any one faces similar issues. Started contacting the NHTSA about the incident
#699 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [barbercr]
Feb 19, 2010 (6:49 pm)
I don't think the 2008's had the faulty (American) pedal assembly, I think they still had the working (Japanese) pedal assemblies.
#700 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [terceltom]
Feb 20, 2010 (7:42 am)
Think it may not be so much the gas pedal, as developing potential issues with the electric steering. It's like, what's next with 09 model?
#701 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [Bakka]
Feb 20, 2010 (8:28 am)
Well in post #687 the poster was concerned about the recall issues affecting the overall longevity of the vehicles life. My response to them was that the "gas pedal issue", or even the "steering issue", (if you want to assume that some vehicles might be having a problem), will not affect how long your car is going to last.
#702 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [terceltom]
Feb 20, 2010 (12:14 pm)
AllI can say is that I had a 2008 Corolla with 31,000 miles. The interior was perfect, I had a 6 cd changer, electronic everything. The only thing my car lacked was the stabilizer that my sales guy at mark Jacobson Toyota said will be standard on all sedans in the future. Now I'm not sure why my car had steering problems but it veered me off road to the right and when driving over 45 mph the car weaved in/out. It felt as if i was driving beside tractor trailer all the time if you know what I mean, it was like the wind was blowing me all over the place but there wasn't any wind. In the end anyone thinking about the whole recall issue should have their car evaluated by both an independent Toyota repair service and their dealership's service dept.
I too would think bout trading in to a Toyota dealer because right now they are offering amazing deals with customer loyalty incentives! I got a fantastic deal. My '08 corolla had 18% interest and my payment was 376 I traded up for the 2010 got 0.9% interest and a FANTASTIC deal! All Toyotas are coming with warranties and guarantees and I'm very happy now.
#703 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [Bakka]
Feb 20, 2010 (4:15 pm)
I have not liked the electric power steering since I bought the thing. I drove a 2010 Fusion and discovered that now THEY have electric steering as well....and it sucks too! I guess I will have to find a low mileage 07 Taurus (you know, the old fleet workhorse) and keep it in shape for the rest of my life.
#704 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [lonclip]
Feb 21, 2010 (8:56 am)
Yea, they said that when the first Hydraulic Power steering came out too; drivers wanted to stay with the old manual steering. But, guess what? Hydraulics are out and Electronics are in, and here to stay, so I guess we better start getting used to it !
#705 of 1009 Re: New 2010 Corolla Accelerated after Pedal Recal Installed [malibublues]
Feb 21, 2010 (10:49 am)
Did your Vin # start with 1NXBU40E (this is on at 2009) but can't hurt to ask. This plant has been in the news for some disturbing allegation.
Snip from another forum:
Does anyone know how to read a vin # to see if Corolla's were made from this plant? thx lG
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2009
Whistleblower:“Nummi management routinely deleted or downgraded significant and serious defects.”
"steering wheel alignment defects" (NUMMI) factory subjected her to a campaign of intimidation
Toyota Accused of Hiding Evidence
Former Lawyer at Automaker Charges Evidence in Rollover Cases Was Concealed, Destroyed
Whistleblower says defects hidden at Toyota-GM Calif. plant
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press
TOKYO -- An employee at a California plant run jointly by General Motors and Toyota is accusing her managers of allowing serious defects to go unchecked, including faulty seat belts and braking, and retaliating when she resisted, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month.-